The Miraculous MandarinItem nr.: TSPCE-04
The Miraculous Mandarin
by Béla Bartók; arr. James Ancona
This percussion ensemble arrangement of The Miraculous Mandarin is based upon three movements of Bartok's original work. The Beginning - A challenging display of technique, timbral variety, and creative orchestration. The Second Seduction - Featuring the vibraphones, this movement creates a rubato, tense beauty. The Chase - A relentless conclusion which drives to the ultimate point of release. James Ancona's arrangement will challenge performers and offers a programatic piece which will showcase the versatility of the percussion ensemble's timbral range. It was first performed by the Santa Clara Vanguard Percussion Ensemble in 2000.
Instrumentation: • Crotales • Glockenspiel • Xylophone • Chimes • 3 vibraphones • 3 marimbas—low A • 5 timpani • Cymbals & gongs (2 china cymbals, 18" suspended cymbal, dark suspended cymbal, bright suspended cymbal, sizzle cymbal, 2 small gongs, wind gong, medium gong, large tam-tam) • Drums (snare drum, 4 toms) • Accessories (2 small Zil-Bells, mounted ratchet)
In addition to the printed score you are receiving downloadable:
✅ Individual Parts
✅ Full Recording